Associations to the word «Sink»

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SINK, verb. (heading) (physical) To move or be moved into something.
SINK, verb. (ergative) To descend or submerge (or to cause to do so) into a liquid or similar substance.
SINK, verb. (transitive) To cause a vessel to sink, generally by making it no longer watertight.
SINK, verb. (transitive) To push (something) into something.
SINK, verb. (transitive) (snooker) (pool) (billiards) (golf) To pot; hit a ball into a pocket or hole.
SINK, verb. (heading) (social) To diminish or be diminished.
SINK, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) (of the human heart) To experience apprehension, disappointment, dread, or momentary depression.
SINK, verb. (transitive) (figurative) To cause to decline; to depress or degrade.
SINK, verb. (intransitive) To demean or lower oneself; to do something below one's status, standards, or morals.
SINK, verb. (transitive) (slang) (archaic) To conceal and appropriate.
SINK, verb. (transitive) (slang) (archaic) To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.
SINK, verb. (transitive) (slang) (archaic) To reduce or extinguish by payment.
SINK, verb. (intransitive) To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fail in strength.
SINK, verb. (intransitive) To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.
SINK, noun. A basin used for holding water for washing
SINK, noun. A drain for carrying off wastewater
SINK, noun. (geology) A sinkhole
SINK, noun. A depression in land where water collects, with no visible outlet
SINK, noun. A heat sink
SINK, noun. A place that absorbs resources or energy
SINK, noun. (baseball) The motion of a sinker pitch
SINK, noun. (computing) (programming) An object or callback that captures events; event sink
SINK, noun. (graph theory) a destination vertex in a transportation network
SINK ESTATE, noun. (British) A council estate characterised by high levels of economic and social deprivation, often associated with high crime rates.
SINK ESTATES, noun. Plural of sink estate
SINK HOLE, noun. (geology) A depression in the land formed from the collapse or erosion of the underlying rock or soil.
SINK HOLES, noun. Plural of sink hole
SINK IN, verb. (idiomatic) To become clear in one's mind.
SINK LIKE A STONE, verb. (simile) To completely fail.
SINK ONE'S TEETH INTO, verb. (idiomatic) To become involved in; particularly in an enthusiastic manner.
SINK OR SWIM, verb. (idiomatic) To fail or succeed, no matter what.

Dictionary definition

SINK, noun. Plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe.
SINK, noun. (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide".
SINK, noun. A depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof.
SINK, noun. A covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it.
SINK, verb. Fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees".
SINK, verb. Cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor".
SINK, verb. Pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana".
SINK, verb. Go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned".
SINK, verb. Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair".
SINK, verb. Appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line".
SINK, verb. Fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off".
SINK, verb. Fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank".
SINK, verb. Embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap".

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